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NBA Investigating Allegations Lakers Tampered With Paul George While Still With Pacers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 17

The Lakers are being "investigated by the NBA over allegations of tampering" with Thunder F Paul George while he was still with the Pacers, according to Broderick Turner of the L.A. TIMES. The investigation, which has been "going on since May, stemmed from comments" Lakers President of Basketba...

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Redskins, Richmond Restructuring Training Camp Deal

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Patriots Purchase Own Planes To Fly To Games

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Cavs Unveil New Nike Uniforms

The Shield. The Swoosh. The Wingfoot. Introducing our new coat of armor → https://t.co/iuYLihcVwT #AllForOne pic.twitter.com/QjqpaYQmxb — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) August 7, 2017 The Cavaliers yesterday unveiled their Nike uniforms for the '17-18 season in white a ...

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Temp Name Change Pays Off For Triple-A Chiefs

In Syracuse, Lindsay Kramer notes the Triple-A Int'l League Syracuse Chiefs rebranded themselves as the Salt Potatoes for Saturday's game against the Rochester Red Wings, and merchandise with the temporary moniker "flew off the shelves." Salt Potatoes items accounted for 78.8% "of overall merchandis ...

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Clippers Remove Doc Rivers From Front-Office Role

Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer on Friday said coach Doc Rivers will "relinquish his role" as President of Basketball Operations, while Exec VP/Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank will "assume responsibility for basketball operations," according to Broderick Turner of the L.A. TIMES. Rivers and Frank ...

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Chargers Host First Open Practice AT StubHub Center

The Chargers held a joint practice with the Rams at StubHub Center in L.A. Saturday and drew a "pretty robust turnout for the debut of their cozy new home," according to Sam Farmer of the L.A. TIMES. The Chargers, who "opened only the lower level of the stadium, extended invitations to fans who ...

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Several Parties Interested in Buying Nets

N.Y.-based investment firm Allen & Co. has "received several expressions of interest" from parties looking to purchase a controlling stake in the Nets from Owner Mikhail Prokhorov, according to sources cited by Josh Kosman of the N.Y. POST. Prokhorov "hoped to fetch around" $2B, but "o ...

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Franchise Notes

In Salt Lake City, Kyle Goon reported Jazz fans can "expect an introduction" to at least two of the team's new Nike jerseys "'very soon,' with two others to be released later but before the season." Jazz President Steve Starks, appearing on Salt Lake City's KNZS-AM last week, would not " discus ...

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Sources: Sox Brass Limited Dombrowski At Deadline

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T'Wolves Owner Not Looking To Sell Team

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